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Author Marchevsky, Alejandra

Title Not Working : Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
Published New York : NYU Press, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship; Part I. Neither a Hand Up nor a Handout; 1 Ending Welfare: New Nativism andthe Triumph of Post-Civil Rights Politics; 2 Poverty in the Suburbs:Race and Redevelopment Policy in Long Beach; Part II. Any Job at Any Wage; 3 Tough Love in L.A. County:The Failure of Welfare-to-Work; 4 The Myth of Welfare Dependency:Caught between Welfare and Work; 5 "It's Not What You Choose, but Where TheySend You": Inside Personal Responsibility; Conclusion: The Emperor's New Welfare: Reassessing the "Success" of Welfare Reform
NotesIndex; About the Authors
Summary Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, "work" means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted. Through vivid story-telling and pointed analysis, Not Working profiles the day-to-day struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area, showing the increased vulnerability they face in the welfare office and labor market. The new "work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-295) and index
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Subject United States. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
SUBJECT Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (United States) fast
Subject Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions
Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions
Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions
Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions
Public welfare -- Political aspects -- United States
Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States.
Immigrants -- Economic conditions
Immigrants -- Social conditions
Mexican American women -- Economic conditions
Mexican American women -- Social conditions
Public welfare -- Political aspects
Welfare recipients -- Employment
California -- Long Beach
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Theoharis, Jeanne
ISBN 9780814761311
0814761313